English singer Jamie Lidell performed at the Echo Tuesday night before a capacity packed audience. Joined by the extremely talented Royal Pharaohs band on stage, they managed to fuse soul inspired melodies with a healthy dose of upbeat electronic funk. Outside of the organic and deep-rooted culmination, samples and synthesizers were incorporated and competed flawlessly with energetic trumpets. The smooth musical portrayal surpassed multiple genres, integrating an energetic sound that demanded attention.
Throughout the night, Lidell’s demeanor projected a forward motion with constant smiles and contagious energy. The crowd was completely involved from the start, participating with every song and highly receptive towards new material. His latest single ‘Walk Right Back’ quickly became a unison experience, resulting in a collaborative clapping environment that invigorated the audience. Outside of the upbeat mixes, Lidell exposed his romantic and sentimental side with the alleviated piano ballad ‘I Live To Make You Smile,’ dedicating the emotional track to his wife. ‘Julian’ took a cheerful turn as he expressed the joys of his son and fatherhood.
Before concluding the show, Lidell individually introduced the Royal Pharaohs and gracefully thanked the fans for attending a Tuesday night concert and supporting their art. Lidell’s upcoming seventh album ‘Building A Beginning’ hits stores October 14th via Jajulian records. The album features a stellar collaboration of studio musicians. He completes his US tour In New York next week followed by a European tour through early November.